Pentax Q7

Announced Jun 12, 2013 •
12 megapixels | 3 screen | Compact sensor
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Announced Jun 12, 2013

The Q7 is Pentax's third Q-mount model and the first to feature a 1/1.7" type sensor - helping make it more directly comparable with the enthusiast compact class of cameras. The 12MP BSI CMOS chip fits into the smallest, lightest mirrorless interchangeable lens system on the market, offering improved image quality without making the body any larger. Magnesium alloy build and extensive direct control reinforce the enthusiast-friendly impression, and the Q7 gave good results in our testing.

Quick specs
Body type Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Max resolution 4000 x 3000
Effective pixels 12 megapixels
Sensor size 1/1.7" (7.44 x 5.58 mm)
Sensor type BSI-CMOS
Lens mount Pentax Q
Focal length mult. 4.7×
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 3
Screen dots 460,000
Min shutter speed 30 sec
Max shutter speed 1/2000 sec
Format MPEG-4, H.264
Storage types SD, SDHC, SDXC and Eye-Fi Card
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Weight (inc. batteries) 200 g (0.44 lb / 7.05 oz)
Dimensions 102 x 58 x 34 mm (4.02 x 2.28 x 1.34)
GPS None

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Our review

The Pentax Q7 does well in everyday shooting, delivering image quality that's generally as good as the best enthusiast compacts. However, it under delivers for the entry-level ILC class in terms of resolution and high-ISO performance. Though we had few serious complaints about its performance, it's hard to recommend among so many excellent fixed and interchangeable-lens cameras that cost about the same.

Good for: Enthusiast shooters interested in available light photography and casual portraits looking for a very small camera with the ability to change lenses.

Not so good for: Enthusiasts who would give priority to low light shooting, resolution, depth of field control and lens selection over compact size.

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